All articles by: Ian Hernon

Now Unison joins the payday loans resistance

Published: October 5, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Public service union Unison is the latest union to take on the growth of payday lending firms, by creating a nationwide network of credit unions to help impoverished members deal …

Tenants are hit hard as cut kicks in

Published: October 5, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Nearly one in three council housing tenants hit by the bedroom tax have been pushed into arrears since its introduction in April, according to the False Economy website.

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Published: October 4, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Bitter battle will now recommence in Commons

Tea Party is blamed for government shutdown

Published: October 4, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

The Tea Party has been blamed by a leading academic for this week’s partial shutdown of the United States government after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a …

Ed letter day for big energy companies

Published: September 25, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour leader Ed Miliband today called on the major energy companies to work with him to curb runaway home power prices. He said that they need to be “part of …

TUC warns on state pension hit for millions

Published: September 20, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

The TUC has warned that the vast majority of people currently entitled to the state second pension will get less when they retire as a result of the new single-tier …

One million on zero hours contracts

Published: September 6, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

New evidence shows that around one million workers in Britain are now on zero hours contracts – four times the official estimate. They range from employees of McDonalds to Buckingham …

Tory chair Shapps wants easier sackings

Published: September 6, 2013
Written by Ian Hernon

Conservative Party chair Grant Shapps has signalled plans to make it even easier for firms to sack workers if his party is unshackled from the coalition.